Best Things To Do in Pula, Croatia

Whether you're visiting Pula for a few days or are a localite, Pula is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Pula. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Pula. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Pula. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Pula keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Pula listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Pula which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Pula will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Pula recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Pula

Here is the list of things to do in Pula and tourist attractions in city.

  1. The Arena

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Monument, Entertainment, Performance

    An architectural masterpiece, an ancient roman amphitheatre and one of the largest surviving Roman arenas in the world. The arena is the most visited tourist destination in Pula. With reconstructions and addition happening for centuries, the arena is first believed to be built in between 27 BC-68 AD. Considered as one of the best preserved monuments in the world, this aesthetically pleasing str...Read more
  2. Temple Of Augustus

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    This well-preserved Roman temple dedicated to first Roma Emperor Augustus has stood the test of time for over 2000 years surviving rise and fall of different empires, conversion into structure for various other purposes than what it was built for, restored after hit by World War bombings. Built around 2 BC, this temple is also dedicated to goddess Roma- a personification of Rome. It was a part ...Read more
  3. Triumphal Arch Of Sergius

    Tags: Landmark, Ancient Ruin, Architecture

    Also known as the Arch of Sergii, this is another landmark of Pula reminiscing the Roman era. It is an ancient roman triumphal arch constructed in 29-27 BC. Commemorating three brothers of Sergii family, specifically Lucius Sergius Lepidus who was a tribune serving in the 29th legion that participated in the historic battle of Actium. The Sergii family was a powerful official name in the colony...Read more
  4. Aquarium Pula

    Tags: Aquarium

    An interesting Aquarium set in a 130 year fortress Verudela, this place is ideal for kids and families. A home to around 100 species of north and south Adriatic fish along with 50 species from tropical seas and fresh waters, the Pula aquarium involved one-to-one experience like feeding the fish. It also includes a collection of sea turtles, albino Gourami, Horseshoe crab (a living fossil), cora...Read more
  5. Historical Museum Of Istria

    Tags: Art And Culture, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Fort

    Founded in 1955, the historical museum of Istria is housed in a baroque style castle. Located atop a hill in Pula, this fortification offers a 360 degree view of the city and the city wall and towers can be observed. The fortress was built in the 17th century. The museum displays around 50,000 items of immense cultural and historical value from the time period of 15th century till date. The mus...Read more
  6. Dvojna Vrata

    Tags: Historical Site, Architecture , Specialty Museum

    One of the landmarks of Pula, this is one of the well-preserved 10 gates city gates belonging to the Roman Empire. These gates date back to 2nd century and lead to the Archaeological Museum of Istria and the Small Roman Theatre and the Castle. Worth a visit!
  7. Monastery And Church Of St. Francis

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Monastery

    Located just behind the Forum square, this is a 17th century complex which mesmerises the visitors with its charm. It includes a single-nave basilica surrounded with tranquil garden. The well-maintained gardens are framed by Gothic triumphal arches. The stone pieces and the mosaic fragments adorning the structure date back to the Roman period. Offering a great experience to visitors, the Monast...Read more
  8. Pula Cathedral Or Cathedral Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

    Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Tower, Cathedral

    One of the major religious buildings of Pula, this cathedral exhibits grandeur and architecture that will stun the visitors. The cathedral dates back to the 5th century and is one of the oldest buildings in the city. The main altar is a Roman sarcophagus which holds the relics of Saints from the 3rd century. The floor has excellent 5th and 6th century mosaics. There is also a bell tower which w...Read more
  9. Zerostrasse

    Tags: Museum, Archaeological Site , Exhibition , Tunnel

    An impressive underground system of tunnel built prior to the WW I, Zerostrasse was extensively used to shelter the city’s population during the war. It was also used as a storage space for the ammunition and equipments and served as a perfect hide-out. You can walk through its several sections and the mazes leading to the middle where there is a photo exhibit. The exhibit displays early ...Read more
  10. Kap Kamenjak

    Tags: Outdoors, Water Body, Biking Trail, Walking Area

    This is a beautiful landscape where visitors can observe rare species of birds and animals. Kap Kamenjak is a feast for nature lovers. Although it can be visited all round the year, the best time to visit Kap Kamenjak is late spring and early fall. You can walk the path of dinosaurs and observe its footprints dating back to 80 million years ago, go for a bike ride, relax at any of the beach bar...Read more
  11. Museum Of Contemporary Art Of Istria

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Exhibition

    Set inside an old printing house off the harbour, this contemporary art museum provides art lovers an insight to Istria’s art from the second half of the 20th century till today. The museum was established in 2008 and is housed in an Austro-Hungarian building dating back to 1862. The art works of K. Istrian Paliska Q. Bassani, E. Kokot, Mr. Mocca, J. Diminic B. Sumonja R. Pauletta, D.&nbs...Read more
  12. Uliks Cafe
    For high quality drinks and coffee this is the place. 
  13. Valsabbion Hotel
    It is one of Croatia’s best restaurants, they serve delicious pasta and rice dishes in a Mediterranean or cheese sauce, you will definitely enjoy.
  14. Pietas Julia
    Pietas Julia is one of the most popular attractions in Pula because of the wide range of customers it is easily able to serve. Apart from being one of the best clubs in Pula, it also an excellent place to go for a hearty breakfast or a luxurious lunch. The bar has a number of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to choose from and because it is located very close to the sea, the view from the clu...Read more
  15. Pebbled Beach Of Ambrela
    There are beaches of every kind; from the pebbled beach of Ambrela, to the forested beach of Banjole and the swimming beaches of Histria (rocky beach with a swimming plateau) and the pristine Fažana. Other activities on offer include diving, sailing, free climbing and hiking.

Activities And Tours

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